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Publication numberUS1284596 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1918
Filing dateDec 13, 1916
Priority dateDec 13, 1916
Publication numberUS 1284596 A, US 1284596A, US-A-1284596, US1284596 A, US1284596A
InventorsVincenzo Civitillo
Original AssigneeVincenzo Civitillo
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1284596 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 12, 1918.

Application filed December 13, 1916. Serial No. 136,640.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, VINCENZO CIVITILLO, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Chairs, of which the following is a specification.

The present invention relates to chairs and more particularly to the type having mirrors attached thereto, and an object thereof is to provide a construction which will enable the occupant of the chair to obtain a view of the upper portion of the body from all sides, such a chair being especially useful in a hair dressing parlor and a boudoir. Another object of the invention is to provide a chair in which the mirrors may be housed in such a manner that their presence on the chair will not be known to one unfamiliar with the operation of the chair.

To these and other ends, the invention consists of certain parts and combinations of parts, all of which will be hereinafter described, the novel features being pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawings Figure l is a plan view of a chair embodying the present improvement with two of the mirrors housed and another withdrawn;

Fig. 2 is a front view of the chair shown in Fig. 1 with all of the mirrors housed; and

Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2 with all of the mirrors withdrawn.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 indicates the seat which may be of any suitable construction, having, in this instance, a back 2 and side pieces 3 serving as arm rests. The back 2 is in the form of a housing, which extends above and below the seat 1 and has a slide at mounted therein and carrying a mirror 5. The upper end of this slide is extended at opposite sides at 6 to rest on the top of the housing or back 2 when the slide is inclosed within the housing, and spring catches 7 are provided on opposite sides of the slide, in spaced relation to the lower end of the latter, to cooperate with the top of the housing 2 when the slide is withdrawn, as shown in Fig. 3.

Each of the sides 3 is preferably also in the form of a housing extending above and below the seat 1. This housing has a hinged closure 8 at its upper end and has a slic lleht) e slide has thereon an arm 10 mounted to swing about an upright axis 11 which is preferably located near the front side of the slide, so that the arm may be swung to aline with the slide in order to be carried into the housing when the slide is moved therein. On the arm 10 a mirror frame 12 is mounted, so as to move about an upright axis 13 eccentric to the axis 11, said axis 13 also being adjustable toward and from the axis 11. In this instance, the arm 10 is provided with a slot lt in which the bolt 13 operates, a washer 15 being interposed between the frame 12 and the arm 10 and surrounding the bolt 13. The upper end of the bolt carries a thumb screw 16 which, when loosened, permits the frame 12 to turn on the bolt or the bolt 13 to move in the slot 14, but, when tightened, holds the frame 12 in its adjusted position. The frame 12 is preferably formed of a piece of metal bent into U-shape with its arms slotted at 17, in order that the pivot bolts 18 of the mirror 19 may be raised and lowered to raise and lower the mirror, said pivot bolts also permitting the mirror to turn about a horizontal axis so that the angle of the mirror may be changed. The mirror and its frame may, of course, be adjusted so that these parts may be lowered into the housing 3. The frame and the slide 9 may be held in different elevated positions by means of a thumb screw 20 mounted near the top of the housing 3 and adapted to bear against the outer face of the slide 9.

In operation when the mirrors are not in use, the slides are lowered into the housings 2 and 3, so that the chair may be used like any ordinary chair. When the mirrors are to be used, the three slides are withdrawn from their housings, the one at the rear of the seat being held stationary in a withdrawn position, while the two at the sides of the seat are adjusted so as. to obtain the desired view. These adjustments are such that any portion of the upper part of the body of the occupant of the chair may be viewed by such occupant, thus making the chair especially adapted for dressing 2. ladys hair, either by herself or some other person. Of course, the chair may be used for any desired purpose.

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. In combination with a seat. a pair of arms mounted to swing about upright axes on opposite sides of the seat and nearer to the front than to the back of the seat, and tions serving as arm rests, slides mounted in 10 mirror frames rotatable on said arms about said housings, arms pivoted to said slides upright axes eccentric to the axes on which nearer to the front than to the back of the the arms turn so that the mirrors may be seat to swing on upright axes, and mirrors swung to points in advance of the seat when rotatable about upright axes on said arms the arms are swung forwardly. eccentric to the turning axis of the latter 15 2. In combination with a seat, housings and adapted With said arms to be inclosed arranged on opposite sides of the seat and Within the housing. projecting above the seat, their upper por- VINCENZO CIVITILLO.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents. Washington, D. C.

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US3463440 *May 1, 1967Aug 26, 1969Libby Arthur A JrReflective panels for use with lawn furniture and the like
US5190258 *May 26, 1992Mar 2, 1993Yu Chung CArticulated support assembly
WO1997029669A1 *Feb 13, 1996Aug 21, 1997Jang Jung TaegMirror to reflect the front and profile simultaneously
U.S. Classification297/185, 248/480, 297/411.44, 248/285.1, 359/854
Cooperative ClassificationA47C7/62